A Symphony of Art, Clay and Design: The Collaboration of MATTEOBRIONI with Molteni&C and Kalpa Galleries

Fine-grained clay finishing plaster TerraVista Smooth Panna, Pepe Nero and Polvere for the Pavilion’s interiors and TerraTon Wall Smooth Pepe Nero and Polvere finishing plaster based on natural pozzolans clay, cement and fine-grained mineral binders for its exteriors.

Perenni exhibition curated by Kalpa Art galleries hosted in the Molteni&C Pavilion in Giussano whose surfaces are finished with MATTEOBRIONI clays. Fine-grained clay finishing plaster TerraVista Smooth Panna, Pepe Nero and Polvere for the Pavilion's interiors and TerraTon Wall Smooth Pepe Nero and Polvere finishing plaster based on natural pozzolans clay, cement and fine-grained mineral binders for its exteriors. Pavilion design by Vincent Van Duysen. Art Works by Federico Gori, Yoshimi Futamura and Marc Ricourt. Photography: Daniel Civetta

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A Symphony of Art, Clay and Design: The Collaboration of MATTEOBRIONI with Molteni&C and Kalpa Galleries

 
In the illustrious setting of Giussano, Brianza, the Molteni&C Compound, renowned for its embodiment of the company’s DNA and values, has unveiled its latest architectural marvel: The Pavilion. Designed by the creative genius Vincent Van Duysen, this modernist-inspired gem has recently become the stage for an exquisite art exhibition by Kalpa Galleries, titled “PERENNI,” showcasing the works of artists Yoshimi Futamura, Federico Gori, and Marc Ricourt. This event marries the innovative design of the Pavilion with a refined selection of art, creating a harmonious dialogue between space and creativity, available for viewing by appointment until May 2024.
 
The Pavilion’s design is a significant addition to the Molteni&C headquarters, marking a new chapter in the Group’s growth and internationalization strategy. According to Carlo Molteni, Chairman of the Molteni Group, this expansion not only complements the historic headquarters but also signals the company’s forward-looking vision. The integration of the Pavilion, the first Van Duysen-signed architecture within Molteni’s domain, aligns with previous reconfigurations of the company’s layout, blending the original 1950s architecture with contemporary influences.
 
MATTEOBRIONI is proud to have contributed to this project by providing natural clay finishes, including the fine-grained TerraVista Smooth Panna, Pepe Nero and Polvere for the Pavilion’s interiors and TerraTon Wall Smooth Pepe Nero and Polvere finishing plaster based on natural pozzolans clay, cement and fine-grained mineral binders for its exteriors. This collaboration with Molteni&C and the hosting of Kalpa Galleries’ “PERENNI” exhibition is a testament to the enduring partnership between MATTEOBRIONI and these prestigious entities. The use of MATTEOBRIONI’s finishes not only enriches the architectural fabric of the Pavilion but also complements the displayed artworks, reinforcing the critical theme of reconnecting with Nature as humanity’s primal dwelling.
 
The “PERENNI” exhibition and the Pavilion itself stand as emblems of innovation and tradition, encapsulating the holistic vision that considers the environment, the human experience, and architectural excellence. Through this collaboration, MATTEOBRIONI, Molteni&C, and Kalpa Galleries celebrate the intersection of art, design, and sustainability, showcasing how traditional materials can be reinterpreted to craft welcoming, aesthetically captivating spaces that invite contemplation and discovery.
 
This partnership highlights our collective commitment to quality, sustainability, and the power of creative collaboration, making the Molteni&C Compound a beacon of Italian hospitality and design innovation.
 
Hosted by: Molteni&C @molteniandc
Pavilion project by: @vincentvanduysenarchitects
Installation curated by: KALPA Art Living Galleries @kalpaartliving
Location and Time:
Molteni&C Headquarters, Giussano (MB)
November 2023 – May 2024
Photography: Daniel Civetta @danielcivetta

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